Is It The Right Time for India to Move From Targeted Cash Transfers to Universal Cash Transfers for Patients with Tuberculosis?

Authors

  • Mihir Rupani ICMR - National Institute of Occupational Health, Meghaninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55489/njcm.130720222225

Keywords:

Targeted Cash Transfers, Universal Cash Transfers, Tuberculosis, catastrophic costs, End-TB strategy

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2022-07-31

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Rupani M. Is It The Right Time for India to Move From Targeted Cash Transfers to Universal Cash Transfers for Patients with Tuberculosis?. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 31 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];13(07):494-5. Available from: https://www.njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/2225

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